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Group News

  • Congratulations!!! Dr. Sushil for successfully defending the Ph.D. thesis.

  • Congratulations!!! Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, selected as CSIR-SRF on 2018-19 batch.

  • Aug, 2021: The group welcomes MR. Sayan Kumar Bag as a graduate student (DST-Inspire Fellow from Presidency University, Kolkata, WB).


  • April, 2019: The group welcomes MR. Sreejit Ghosh as a project student under RUSA 2.0 

    (M. Sc from Delhi University, Delhi). 

  • Dec, 2018 : The group welcomes Ms. Adwitiya Pal as a graduate student  CSIR-JRF (M. Sc from Burdwan University, WB). 

  • Nov, 2018 : The group welcomes Mr. Krishna Mohan Das as a graduate student  UGC-JRF (M. Sc from IIT Madras).

  • Feb, 2018 : The group welcomes Ms. Manisha Karmakar as a graduate student (M. Sc from Visva-bharati University, WB).

  • Congratulations!!! to Adwitiya, Manisha and Sushil for the paper accepted  in Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 448, 214167 (I.F 22.31)

  • Congratulations!!! to Sushil and Manisha for the paper accepted in 

    J. Organomet. Chem. 2021, 949, 121958-121968 (I.F 2.36)
       (invited article in special issue of "Adam-Mathur").

  • Congratulations!!! to Manisha and Adwitiya for the paper accepted in 

    Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 6086–6098 (I.F 5.16)

  • Congratulations!!! to Adwitiya and Sushil for the paper accepted in          Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 431, 213685-213748 (I.F 22.31)

  • Congratulations!!! to Adwitiya and Krishna for the paper accepted in 

   Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 10099-10112 (I.F 5.16)

  • Congratulations!!! to Manisha and Sushil for the paper accepted in 

    Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 4493-4507 (I.F 5.16)

  • Congratulations!!! to Sushil and Adwitiya for the paper accepted in 

    Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 498, 119097 (I.F 2.54)

  • Congratulations!!! to Sushil for the paper accepted in Dalton Trans. 2019,        48, 8209-8220 (I.F 4.30)

  • Congratulations!!! to Sushil for the paper accepted in Sensors and Actuators B:    Chemical  2018, 267, 617-627 (I.F 7.46) 

  • Congratulations!!!  to Sushil for the paper accepted in Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56,    11577-11590 (I.F 5.16)

  • Congratulations!!!  to Sushil for your paper accepted in Organometallics 2017, 36, 2141-2152 (I.F 3.87) 

  • Congratulations!!!  to Sushil for your paper accepted in Organometallics 2017, 36, 829-838 (I.F 3.87)

  • Congratulatons!!!  to our group for paper accepted in Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016,    329, 16- (I.F 22.31 ) 

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IITK Conference



40. A Detailed Insight into Anion Sensing based on Intramolecular Charge Transfer (ICT)                              Mechanism: A Comprehensive Review of the Years 2016 to 2021

      Adwitiya Pal, Manisha karmakar, Sushil Ranjan Bhtta, Arunabha Thakur* 

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 448, 214167 (IF 22.31)


39. Naphthol Based Positional Isomers of Ferrocene Appended Benzochromene: Differential Selectivity        towards Hg(II) ion

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Manisha Karmakar, Arunabha Thakur* 


      J. Organomet. Chem. 2021, 949, 121958-121968 (IF 2.36)

      (invited article in special issue of "Adam-Mathur").

      DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2021.121958



38. Light Triggered Metal Coordination Dynamics in Photoswitchable Dithienylethene-Ferrocene                   System. 


     Manisha Karmakar, Adwitiya Pal,  Bijan Mondal,  Nayarassery N. Adarsh,

     Arunabha Thakur*


     Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 6086–6098 (IF 5.16)



37. Recent Advances in the Development of Ferrocene based Electroactive Small Molecules for Cation          Recognition: A Comprehensive Review of the Years 2010-2020.


      Adwitiya Pal, Sushil Ranjan Bhtta, Arunabha Thakur*

      Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 431, 213685-213748 (IF 22.31)



36. Microwave Assisted Neat Synthesis of a Ferrocene Appended Phenolphthalein Di-yne: A Designed         Synthetic Scaffold for Hg2+ Ion.


     Adwitiya Pal, Krishna Mohan Das, Bappaditya Goswami, Arunabha Thakur*

      Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 10099−10112 (IF 5.16)


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35. Oxidation Induced Differentially Selective Turn-On Fluorescence via PET Based on Ferrocene                Appended Coumarin-Quinoline Platform: Application in Cascaded Molecular Logic.
      Manisha Karmakar, Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Santanabha Giri, Arunabha Thakur*

       Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 4493-4507 (IF 5.16)
       DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03650

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34. Ferrocene Appended Fluorescein-Based Ratiomeric Fluorescence and Electrochemical

     Chemosensor for Fe3+ and Hg2+ Ions in Aqueous Media: Application in Real Samples Analysis.

     Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Adwitiya Pal, Ujwal K. sarangi, Arunabha Thakur*

     Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2019, 498, 119097-119107 (IF 2.54) 

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2019.119097

33. Metal-Coordination Driven Intramolecular Twisting: A Turn-On Fluorescent-Redox Probe for                    Hg2+ Ion through Interaction of Ferrocene Nonbonding Orbital and Dibenzylidenehydrazine.

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Bijan Mondal, Sudhir Lima, Arunabha Thakur*

      Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 8209-8220  (IF 4.30)

       DOI: 10.1039/C9DT01023H

32. Triazole Based 8-Formyl Coumarin-Glycine conjugate: A Specific Turn-On Fluorescent Probe

       for Cu(II) ion.

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Sudipa Bhattacharya, Bappaditya Goswami,  
      Arunabha Thakur*

      J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2018, 95, 1517-1524 (Invited Article) 


31. Naphthalene-Glycine Conjugate: An Extremely Selective Colorimetric Chemosensor for

      Iodide Ion in Aqueous Solution.

    ArunabhaThakur*, Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Bijan Mondal, Deepak Kakash, Piyush Chawla

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2018, 267, 617-626 (IF 7.46) 

       DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2018.04.038



30. ICT-Isomerization Induced Turn-On Fluorescence Probe with a Large Emission

     Shift for Mercury Ion: Application in Combinational Molecular Logic.    

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Bijan Mondal, Gonela Vijaykumar, 
      Arunabha Thakur

      Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 11577-11590 (IF 5.16)

       DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01304

29. An Efficient Molecular Tool with Ferrocene Backbone: Discriminating Fe3+ from

      Fe2+ in Aqueous Media.

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Varun Bheemireddy, Gonela Vijaykumar, Sashi Debnath, 

      Arunabha Thakur*

     Organometallics 2017, 36, 2141-2152 (IF 3.87)

     DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00199

28. A Redox-Driven Fluorescence ‘Off-On’ Molecular Switch Based on a 1,1′-Unsymmetrically                          Substituted bi-Ferrocenyl Coumarin System: Mimicking Combinational Logic Operation.

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Varun Bheemireddy, Arunabha Thakur*

      Organometallics 2017, 36, 829-838 (IF 3.87)

      DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00883

27. Access to an Abnormal Position of N-heterocyclic Carbene-Mn(II)-Complex by

      Pyrazolyl Phosphane with a Labile P-N Bond. 

      Arunabha Thakur*, Varun Bheemireddy, Sushil Ranjan Bhatta 

      J. Organomet. Chem, 2017, 832, 42-46 (IF 2.36)

      DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2017.01.014

26. Recent Development in Azolyl Phosphane Containing a Free N Atom in the Azole

      Ring as an Additional Reaction Site.


      Arunabha Thakur*, D. Mandal 

     Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 329, 16-52 (IF 22.31)


25. Triazole appended mono and 1,1′ di-substituted ferrocene-naphthalene conjugates:

      highly selective and sensitive multi-responsive probes for Hg (II)

      Sushil Ranjan Bhatta, Varun Bheemireddy, Vijay Kumar Gonela, Arunabha Thakur*, 

      Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2017, 240, 640-650 (IF 7.46)

      DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2016.09.022

24. Investigation of reaction of B(C6F5)3 with abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene

      and cyclic alkyl amino carbene in presence and absence of water

      Arunabha Thakur*, P. K. Vardhanapu, Vijay Kumar Gonela, Sushil Ranjan Bhatta 

      J. Chem. Sci. 2016, 128, 613-620. (IF 1.40)

23. Abnormal N-Heterocyclic Carbene Mediated Fixation of CO2, N2O and Activation

      of Tetrahydrofuran and Tetrahydro-thiophene under Ambient Condition

      Arunabha Thakur*, Pavan K. Vardhanapu, Gonela Vijay Kumar, Pradip Kumar Hota,

      and Swadhin Kumar Mandal*

        Eur. J. Inog. Chem. 2016, 913-920. (IF 2.52)

22. A novel and unprecedented ferrocene-quinoline conjugate: facile proton conduction

      via 1D helical water chains and highly sensitive and selective chemosensor for Zn(II)

      ion in water

      Joseph Ponniah S, Subrat Kumar Barik, Arunabha Thakur, and Sundargopal Ghosh

       RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 15690 (IF 3.0)


21. Triazolyl Alkoxy Fischer Carbene Complexes in Conjugation with Ferrocene/Pyrene as

      Sensory Units: Multifunctional Chemosensor for Pb(II) and Zn(II) Ions

      Joseph Ponniah S, Subrat Kumar Barik, Arunabha Thakur, R. Ganeshamoorthy and S. Ghosh

      Organometallics, 2014, 33, 3096–3107

20. Synthesis of triazole linked fluorescent amino acid and carbohydrate bio-conjugates: a highly                  sensitive and skeleton selective multi-responsive chemosensor for Cu(ii) and Pb(ii)/Hg(ii) ions

      Arunabha Thakur, D. Mandal, P. Deb, B. Mondal and S. Ghosh

      RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 1918-1928


19. A Novel Triple Decker Sandwich Complex Containing Cyclo Six Member  B3Co2 Te Ring as a Middle         Deck

     Arunabha Thakur, K. K. V. Chakrahari, B. Mandal and S. Ghosh

     Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 2262


18. B-H Bond Iodination of Polyhedral Dimolybdaborane and Dimolybdathiaborane Clusters

     K. K. V. Chakrahari, Arunabha Thakur, V. P. Anju and S. Ghosh,

     J. Organomet. Chem, 2013, 751, 321

17. Hypoelectronic Dimetallaheteroboranes of Group 6 Transition Metals Containing Heavier                         Chalcogen Elements

     K. K. V. Chakrahari, Arunabha Thakur, B. Mandal and S. Ghosh,

     Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 7923-32


16. Synthesis and Sensing Properties of 1,1′-Disubstituted Unsymmetrical Ferrocene-Triazole                        Derivatives: A Multichannel Probe for Hg(II) Ion

     D. Mandal, P. Deb, B. Mondal, Arunabha Thakur, J. Ponniah and S. Ghosh

      RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 18614


15. An Highly Selective and Sensitive Redox, Fluorescence and Optical Probe for Pb(II) Ion in                       Aqueous Environment

     Arunabha Thakur, D. Mandal and S. Ghosh,

     Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 1665 

14. A Triazole Based Triferrocene Derivative as a Multiresponsive Chemosensor for Hg(II) and a                  Redox Chemosensor for H2PO4- Ion in Aqueous Environment

      Arunabha Thakur, D. Mandal and S. Ghosh,

      J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 726, 71 

13. A triazole tethered triferrocene derivative as a selective chemosensor for mercury(II) in aqueous          environment

     D. Mandal, Arunabha Thakur, S. Ghosh

     Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 1109


12. N-phenyl pyrrole anchored to Fischer carbene complex through ring closing metathesis                           oxidative aromatization: synthesis and characterization of aryl substituted Fischer carbene                     complexes

    R. Ganesamoorthi, Arunabha Thakur, D. Sharmila, V. Ramkumar and S. Ghosh

    J. Organomet. Chem, 2013, 726, 56 

11. A Novel Class of Heterometallic Cubane and Boride Clusters Containing Heavier Group 16 Elements

     Arunabha Thakur, S. Sao, V. Ramkumar, S. Ghosh,

     Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 8322-8330


10. Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Hypoelectronic Heterodimetallaboranes of Group            6 Transition Metals

      B. S. Krishnamoorthy, Arunabha Thakur, K. K. V. Chakrahari, S. K. Bose, P. Hamon, T. Roisnel,                    S. Kahlal, S. Ghosh and J.-F. Halet

      Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 10375


9. An Efficient Ferrocene Derivative as A Chromogenic, Optical and Electrochemical Receptor for                Selective Recognition of Hg(II) in Aqueous Environment

   Arunabha Thakur and S. Ghosh

   Organometallics 2012, 31, 819

 8. A Close Packed Boron Rich 11-Vertex Molybdaborane with Novel Geometry

     K.K.V. Chakrahari, Arunabha Thakur, B. Mondal, R. S. Dhayal, S. Ghosh

    J. Organomet. Chem, 2012, 710, 3627


7. A Homometallic Tricapped Cubane Cluster: [(Cp*Mo)4B4H4(μ4-BH)3] (Cp* = η5-C5Me5)

     Arunabha Thakur, S. Sahoo, S. Ghosh

     Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 7940-7942 

6. Catecholboryl-Functionalized Ferrocene Based Lewis Acid System: A Selective Probe for Fluoride Ion      through     Multiple Channels

   Arunabha Thakur, D. Mandal, S. Sao, S. Ghosh

   J. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 715, 129 

5. Click-Generated Triazole Based Ferrocene-Carbohydrate Bioconjugates: A Highly Selective                      Multisignaling Probe for Cu(II) Ions.

    Arunabha Thakur, S. Sardar, S. Ghosh

    J. Chem. Sci., 2012, 124, 1255


4. Aqueous Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterization of γ, δ Unsaturated Alkynyl               Substituted Fischer Carbene Complexes of Group 6 Transition Metal

   R. Ganesamoorthi, Arunabha Thakur, S. Ghosh

   Curr. Sci., 2011, 101, 1347


3. A Highly Selective Redox, Chromogenic and Fluorescent Chemosensor for Hg2+ in Aqueous Solution          Based on Ferrocene- Glycine Bioconjugates

    Arunabha Thakur, S. Sardar, S. Ghosh

    Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 7066-7073 

2. Synthesis of Mono and Doubly Alkynyl Substituted Ferrocene and its Crystal Engineering Using –

    C–H....O Supramolecular Synthon

    Arunabha Thakur, N. N. Adarsh, A. Chakraborty, M. Devi, S. Ghosh

    J. Organomet. Chem., 2010, 695, 1059-1064 

1. A New Synthetic Route to Lindqvist Type Clusters [(n-Bu4N)x][M’M5O19] [when x = 2, M’ = M = Mo or     W; x =     3, M’ = Mo, M = W] From Metal Carbonyl Precursors [(CO)5ML] [M = Mo, W; L = CO, C(OMe)     (Me)]

   Arunabha Thakur, A. Chakraborty, V. Ramkumar, S. Ghosh

   Dalton Trans., 2009, 7552-7555 

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral work


Group supervisor


Group Members

Present Group Members

1) Dr. Sushil Ranjan Bhatta 
   Research Associate (28th June 2021-till date)
   Ph.D. Jadavpur University

Ph.D Students

1) Ms. Manisha Karmakar (Since Feb, 2018)

   M. Sc. (Visva-bharati University, WB)



2) Mr. Krishna Mohan Das (Since Nov, 2018)
   M. Sc. (IIT Madras),



3) Ms. Adwitiya Pal (Since Dec, 2018)

   M. Sc. (Burdwan University)



4) Mr. Sayan Kumar Bag (Since Aug, 2021)

   M. Sc. (Presidency University)

   DST-inspire fellow  (JRF)


5) Ms. Madhutoti Mishra (Since Aug, 2021)

   M. Sc. Rajabazar Science College, (CU) 2021  

   Project Student


Project student

1) Mr. Soham Chakraborty (Since Aug, 2021)

   M.Sc. Pursuing (IIT DHANBAD)


Former M.Sc. students

7. Nabakishore Gorain 

   Jadavpur University


5. Deepak Bhuyan 

   Jadavpur University


6. Sourav Ghosh  

   Jadavpur University


3. Rituraj Mukherjee

   Jadavpur University


4. Swagatalakshmi Chakraborty

   Jadavpur University


1. Deepak Kakash

   NIT, Rourkela


2. Rajendra Kumar Meena

   NIT, Rourkela 


Former Project and Summer Inturn Students

7.Rwitabrita Panda
  Jadavpur University
  2020- present

8.Balaka Ghosh
  Central University of Gujurat

6. Sreejit Ghosh

M. Sc. (Delhi University)

 5. Ms. Sudipa Bhattacharya 

    Gour Banga University, WB

4. Abhisek Chakrabarty             University Of Calcutta, WB 


3. Arnab Goswami              Jadavpur University, WB

2. Soumya Ranjan Nayak

   Vikram Deb Autonomous     college, Jeypore, Odisha

1. Chandini Pradhan

   Vikram Deb Autonomous     college, Jeypore, Odisha


Dr. Arunabha Thakur

Assistant Professor,

Department of Chemistry,

P.G. Science Building

Jadavpur University,

Kolkata-700032 (India)         


Phone (Cell) : (+91) 9937760940